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Today in My History

2000:  Dis-Connected
2001:  Movies to Sleep By
2002:  True Confessions
2003:  It's the Little Things
2004:  More about Aussies
2005:  Being George Bush
2006
Uh...HELLO?
2007:  Answering the Call
2008:  It Seems So Long, Part 2
2009:  Ramon
2010:  What's That Needle Doing in my Skull?
2011: 
More Internet Time Wasters
2012: Don't Rain on My Flotilla
2013: Ice Cream Social

2014: Older Than Sliced Bread
2015: Appleberry
2016: Saturday 9
2017: Sunday Stealing
2018  Visitation
2019: The Memory Game


Theater Reviews
Updated 3/10
Camelot

Books Read in 2020
 Updated 3/30
"An Echo in the Bone"

COVID-19 Movie Marathon
Updated 5/8
The Bookshop


Personal Home Page

My family

Books Read in 2020
Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast
updated 7/16

Email
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Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
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6 June 2020


Welcome to Saturday 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: When Love Goes Wrong (Nothing Goes Right) 1953

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This is from the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Have you seen it?

Yes.  A few times.  This might have been the first movie I saw Marilyn Monroe in.

2) The lyrics tell us that, when love goes wrong, "a match won't light." When did you most recently light a match?

I can't remember.  I use a flint to light the stove, so I don't need a match.

3) The duet is performed at a French sidewalk cafe, where Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe are (literally) sharing a cup of coffee. With whom did you most recently have coffee?

I have coffee with Walt and Ned every morning.  As for "going OUT for coffee," probably a year or more.

4) The tune was written by prolific composer Hoagy Carmichael. He was influenced by his mother, who earned extra money for the family playing piano during silent movies. Who in your life influenced your career choices?

I was a typist, a medical transcriptionist, and a medical office manager and then theater critic.  NOBODY in my life influenced my career choices.  I just kind of fell into the jobs as they became available.

5) Jane and Marilyn shared something beyond movie stardom. They were both married to Hall of Famers. Marilyn Monroe was married to Joe DiMaggio, who was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Jane was married to quarterback Bob Waterfield, inducted into the football Hall of Fame in 1965. Which sport would you rather watch: baseball or football?

It's a toss up.  It depends on (a) where I am and (b) who I'm with.  I enjoy watching baseball at the stadium, I love watching football with Tom

6) Jane and Bob Waterfield were high school sweethearts at Van Nuys High. The Southern California school was used as a set for the 1982 movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Tell us something about your high school.

St. Vincent High School in San Francisco.  It was an all-girls catholic school with 200 students.  It was a beautiful building inside.  When you went through the front doors you were met with this gorgeous wooden staircase (which the students didn't use).  It had been the best clerical school in the city and a few years before I entered it became college-prep.  There were 60 in my graduating class.  Teachers were Daughters of Charity and I didn't have my first non-nun teacher until my sophomore year (only nuns all through grammar school).  I recently asked one of my high school friends if we had showers, because I didn't remember taking showers after gym class.  She can't remember showers either.


7) Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio met on a blind date at a Hollywood restaurant called Villa Nova. Have you ever arranged a blind date? If so, did the couple hit it off and end up dating?

I don't think I ever arranged a blind date, but my first date was a blind date.  it worked out so well we dated for 3 years until he went into the seminary.

8) In 1953, when Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was released, a tornado did severe damage to Waco, TX. Tell us about a major weather event that you endured (tornado, hurricane, flood, blizzard, heat wave, etc.).

In California you don't get "major weather events."  You get earthquakes.

9) Random question: You see a filthy puddle. Floating on top are cigarette butts, a leaf, and a $1 bill. Would you bend over and rescue the dollar?

If I have something to put it in when I pick it up, yes.
 

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